Maskelyne and Cooke, Egyptian Hall, London

Page 3 of the programme mentions that ‘Arcana’ and Le Cocon are in preparation. According to the Jenness book on the Egyptian Hall, ‘Arcana’ was first produced on 5 November 1887. De Kolta appeared at the Hall from 23 December 1886, but he first presented Le Cocon, which is not on this bill, on 2 May 1887. Therefore the likely date of this programme is 23 December 1886 to 2 May 1887. Note that the insurance advertisement on page 4 mentions financial figures for the year ending 25 Mar 1886.


Size 4 pages. Size 205mm x 260mm
Date The likely date is 23 December 1886 to 2 May 1887.
People ,
Acts Mr. Charles Mellon; Jugglery by Mr. Maskelyne; Buatier de Kolta; 'Will, the Witch and the Watchmen' sketch; Mechanical and Automatic Orchestra
Ref no N1532 Pr.EH51